Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Questions (706)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

706. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the total overall amount paid in grant aid to An Taisce from 2010 to 2016, inclusive; and for each year respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37605/16]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

A total of €4.31 million has been provided to An Taisce between 2010 and 2016 in respect of a range of environmental activities and public awareness initiatives which it undertakes, including: the National Spring Clean initiative; contribution to the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) National Litter League; and the Green Schools programme. Funding was also provided from the Environment Fund during the period in question for the Green Coast and Blue Flag Awards.

Funding to an An Taisce is provided from the Environment Fund. The annual allocations for each of the years 2010 to 2016 are set out in the following table.

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016*

Total

834,424

766,014

753,200

736,800

415,000

403,000

403,000

4,311,438

*2016 figures are allocations. Final details on payments in 2016 will not be available until end of year.